Brake Repairs & Service Burnley

The braking system in your car is one of the most important safety components, allowing you to slow down, stop, avoid potential accidents and keep your car stationary when parked. There’s a lot more to the braking system than just brake pads it’s vital that you get the entire system checked regularly to ensure your family travels safely.

How do brakes work?

Brakes are part of your car’s hydraulic system, allowing you to slow down or stop the car using pressure and friction. As you step on the brake pedal, fluid in the brake system builds up pressure against the brake pads and/or shoes. These pads and shoes then grab onto the metal rotors and drums in the wheel assemblies, effectively slowing or stopping the car. The emergency brake system usually applies the brakes to the rear wheels mechanically or electronically when you activate the hand brake or foot brake.

Hydraulic system

hydraulic system is used for most modern car brake systems. When you apply the brakes, the power-brake booster multiplies pedal pressure and transfers this pressure via the brake fluid to the brake pads. Since liquids don’t compress under pressure, the brake fluid can instantly transfer braking power.

Braking system types

Most cars use disc and drum brake assemblies in their brake systems. These days car are fitted with disc brakes on all four wheels; however, some cars (such as light commercial models) still use a drum brake assembly on the rear wheels. As safety performance awareness increases, many car manufacturers are fitting anti-lock brakes (ABS) – a computer-controlled system – as an added component to prevent wheel lockup and skidding. ABS usually work in conjunction with other vehicle systems such as stability control.

Braking system components

Our experienced technicians conduct a comprehensive inspection of your car’s braking system components and can advise you on any necessary repairs or service items. This ensures the best possible car performance and safety. We use only the most trusted brands.